Author: Philip Galanes

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A reader is unsure how to keep her abuser, who happens to be a friend's husband, at bay. [Read More]
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A reader wonders whether to tell the parents of an 8-year-old former babysitting charge that the girl has an Instagram account. [Read More]
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In a reflective mood, Cher offered a clear-eyed assessment of how her ultra-splashy public persona has coexisted with her naturally quiet self for more than... [Read More]
Is it O.K. to deny a neighbor a lift to the polling place based on her political views? [Read More]
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Cher has never been a huge Cher fan. But she loves being Cher... [Read More]
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Cher has never been a huge Cher fan. But she loves being Cher... [Read More]
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With a new album of Abba covers, a Broadway musical about her life and a no-holds-barred take on her career, the 72-year-old pop icon is... [Read More]
A bank teller's derogatory remark leaves a reader wondering whether to speak up or wait for it to happen to someone else. [Read More]
A reader wonders whether it's appropriate to turn down play dates with children whose parents own firearms. [Read More]
A reader is offended by her daughter's husband and worries his behavior will be passed down. [Read More]
He has been privately and publicly cruel about my sexuality. What to do? [Read More]
When your father, who's in his 60s, is engaged to a much-younger woman, it's not crazy to be concerned. But things could also work out... [Read More]
A reader wonders how to acknowledge a boyfriend's daughter's dyed hair without imposing judgment. [Read More]
There's only so much inter-parental drama a daughter can handle. [Read More]
An atheist wonders whether she should talk to her granddaughter about religion. [Read More]
They're 23. She wants to get married. He's not so sure yet. [Read More]
For The Times's Social Q's columnist, compassion — even for our rudest in-law or nastiest neighbor — can often make things better. [Read More]
A reader is agitated by her father's running commentary on her looks. [Read More]
Sometimes a well-intentioned "I'm sorry for your loss" hurts more than it helps. [Read More]
A reader feels torn between separated parents, one of whom hides none of the anger she harbors toward her ex. [Read More]
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